I read somewhere that staying in a cold environment will burn fat, but it sounds counter-intuitive. If I walk around naked in my apartment with no heat on for the duration of this entire winter, will I lose fat?
01-19-2012, 12:09 PM #1
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Does being cold really make you lose fat?"I'd be dead,'' she said. ''He going to be my best friend for the rest of my life.''
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I dont know about climate
But cold showers after vigorous work supposedly raise testosterone slightly and reduce inflammation
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01-19-2012, 12:20 PM #4
01-19-2012, 01:35 PM #5
unfortunately, the effect while there, isnt measurable.
our bodies are very efficient at managing heat. its also efficient at creating it.
while your body will burn a little more calories, it will also constrict blood vessels, and reduce circulation to keep the body temp correct.... the extra it does burn is very small, as the body is efficient at creating heat... so all that happens is you feel cold and miserable... but not burn more energy.
01-19-2012, 01:59 PM #6
Im guessing this hypothesis arose by saying that shivering would burn more calories. To maintain homeostasis, the body will start to keep extra fat deposits to try to keep you warmer instead of shivering to produce the heat. I would not recommend this because muscles contract when cooled and its an easy way to pull a ligament or tear a muscle. If anyone needs this translated just let me know.
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01-19-2012, 02:28 PM #8
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Yes by being a colder environment your body has to strive to main is ~37 °C or 96–99 °F.
Equals more calories being burned
So for mental imaging, Body = furnace Coal(Fuel)=Food Adding more Coal to the fire = bigger fire = more heat = more smoke
For us the by product of more heat = sweat (hopefully anyways)
So hot or Cold your body will always sweat, sweating means your internal temperature is too hot whether from outside or inside forces are the cause.
That being said walking around naked in your apartment would work even though that's really a silly way of approaching weight loss. It may not be effective but the method would work in theory.
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01-19-2012, 03:24 PM #11
tim ferriss wrote about this in 4 hr body I did a quick Google search about the subject because I didnt not remember the details. Ray Cronise and colleagues had noticed during their work with freezing/sub freezing temperatures that people lost weight with very little change in diet or activity. Im going to give a shot and see what happens fill the a bath up with cold water and then drop in 5 10 lbs of ice i figure I might last 5 min the first few times.
"Ray Cronise, an ex-NASA scientist who lost 30 pounds in six weeks by subjecting himself to low temperatures.
When popular diet plans failed, Ray Cronise, former NASA scientist and founder of Zero G Corp., says he found an extraordinary way to lose weight by tapping into the laws of thermodynamics: he was going to literally freeze his butt off, reports ABC news.
Cronise swears that by exposing his body to cold, in theory, he could increase his weekly weight loss. Our body temperature remains constant and it takes a lot of energy to keep it that way, no different than heating your house," He reports this techinque increased his weight loss to 30 pounds in just six weeks time."
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